Two Police Critically Injured During Ambush By CPI Maoist Cadres In Lohardaga District

Lohardaga (Jharkhand), October 30: Two police personnel were critically injured during an ambush by armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district on Friday, police said.

During a search operation in Shahi Ghat area, Maoists exploded an IED and fired upon a police team, in which two personnel were critically injured, a senior officer said.

The policemen returned fire at the Maoists, following which they escaped into the dense forest, Lohardaga Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Jitendra Kumar Singh told PTI.

The injured police personnel Upendra Singh and Arvind Pandey were airlifted and admitted to a hospital in Ranchi, he said.

Additional police forces and CRPF personnel have been deployed in the area and a search operation is underway, the officer added.

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